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What's on in Germany: September 1 - 7

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What's on in Germany: September 1 - 7
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This Week's Highlights: Children's films screen in Frankfurt, Simon Rattle conducts in Cologne, and magical aquatic creatures parade through Berlin.

BERLIN

Events

Kurfürstendamm's 125th Anniversary - Magical Open-Air Festival

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a giant sea tortoise! Helium balloons shaped like enormous underwater creatures float down Kurfürstendamm Sunday during the legendary boulevard's ongoing 125th anniversary celebrations. Make like a fish and revel in the magical aquatic setting.

Price: Free

Location: Kurfürstendamm, from Halensee to Breitscheidplatz

Times: Sunday, September 4, 7-9pm

More Information: www.kudamm2011.de

Festivals

Karl-Marx-Strasse Ramadan Festival For All Cultures

You don't have to be among the fasting set to appreciate the music, dance, folklore, and circus performances at this two-day festival in honour of the end of Ramadan. Everyone's invited to partake in elements of Turkish and Arabic culture on Karl-Marx-Strasse this weekend. Twirl along with the flamenco dancers and get a henna tattoo.

Price: Free

Location: Karl-Marx-Strasse at the corner of Ganghoferstrasse

Times: Friday, September 2, 4-8pm and Saturday, September 3, 10am-8pm

More Information: www.aktion-kms.de

Music/Concerts

Berlin Music Week

As if Berlin wasn't already rocking enough, the capital is about to crank it up a notch. Berlin Music Week starts Wednesday. From Danish Invasion night at White Trash Fast Food to a hof concert against poverty at C/O Berlin, the city will be humming hard. Hit it!

Price: Various

Location: Various

Times: Wednesday, September 7 - Sunday, September 11

More Information: www.berlin-music-week.de

DRESDEN

Galleries/Museums

Images of the Mind

What does your mind look like? Artists and scientists have been toying with the idea for centuries. See what Rembrandt, da Vinci, and the Swiss Surrealist Meret Oppenheim had in mind at a mind blowing exhibition at the German Hygiene Museum.

Price: €7

Location: Deutsche Hygiene-Museum, Lingnerplatz 1, Dresden

Times: Tuesday - Sunday, 10am-6pm; through

Phone: 0351 4846 400

More Information: www.dhmd.de

COLOGNE

Music/Concerts

Berlin Philharmonic - Sir Simon Rattle - Mahler

Simon Rattle once cited Gustav Mahler as the impetus behind his career as a conductor. See the star maestro wave his baton Saturday night at the Cologne Philharmonic Hall when the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra plays Mahler's Symphony No. 7.

Price: €10 - 147

Location: Kölner Philharmonie, Bischofsgartenstrasse 1

Times: Saturday, September 3, 3pm

Phone: 0221 204080

More Information: www.koelner-philharmonie.de

Children's Theatre

Alice In Wonderland

Nothing was quite the same after Alice fell down the rabbit whole. Well, we're all familiar with the Lewis Carroll classic. Metropol Theatre's adaptation was nominated for a 2011 Cologne Children's Theatre Prize. Take the little ones aged six and over to see the fairy tale adventure with music.

Price: €8

Location: Metropol Theater, Eifelstrasse 33

Times: Friday, September 2, Saturday, September 3, Sunday, September 4, Sunday, September 11, 3:30pm

Reservations: 0221 32 17 92

More Information: www.metropol-theater-köln.de

FRANKFURT

Film

Lucas International Children's Film Festival

A dream toy with magical powers and a citywide concert conducted by cats. Kids movies really are the best. See dozens of documentaries, features, cartoons, and shorts this week at the Lucas International Children's Film Festival. And while you're at it, bring the kids!

Price: €6 (Adults); €3.50 (Kids)

Location: CineStar Metropolis, Eschenheimer Anlage 40 and Deutsches Filmmuseum, Schaumainkai 41

Times: Sunday, September 4 - Sunday, September 11

More Information: www.lucas-filmfestival.de

HAMBURG

Music/Concerts

Alice Baccalini and Riccardo Guazzini

Italian Pianist Alice Baccalini won first place in the Società Umanitaria music competition, a competition in Milan that honors young artists. Now she's touring through Europe with saxophonist Riccardo Guazzini. See the duo perform works by Phil Woods, Franz Liszt, and others at the Italian Culture Institute Thursday.

Price: €10

Location: Italienisches Kulturinstitut Hamburg, Hansastrasse 6

Times: Thursday, September 1, 7pm

Reservations: 040 39 99 91 30

More Information: www.iicamburgo.esteri.it

Galleries/Museums

Dieter Meier - Art and Music

If you watched MTV in the 1980s you're probably familiar with Dieter Meier. Part of the Swiss electronica group YELLO, the singer made most of their music videos. But did you know he started working as a conceptual and performance artist in the late 1960s? An exhibition at Hamburg's Deichtorhallen showcases early experimental films, large sized performance prints, rare audio recordings, and trial shoots for videos.

Price: €15

Location: Sammlung Falckenberg, Phoenix Kulturstiftung, Wilstorfer Strasse 71

Times: Guided tours take place Wednesday and Thursday, 6pm; Friday, 5pm; Saturday and Sunday, 11am and 3pm

Reservations: 040 3250 6762

More Information: www.sammlung-falckenberg.de

MUNICH

Music/Concerts

La Pegatina

It's fiesta time over at Muffatwerk Monday when La Pegatina hits the stage. The Spanish band's latest album Xapomelön blends merengue, disco, and ska for a feisty set of tracks that's non-stop party. Arriba!

Price: €19

Location: Muffatwerk, Ampere, Zellstrasse 4

Times: Monday, September 5, 8:30pm

Phone: 089 458 750 10

More Information: www.muffatwerk.de

Lectures

Immigrant Integration Post 9/11 - Managing Ethnic Diversity and Multiculturalism Ten Years Later

If you're an expat in Germany you probably know a thing or two about integration. Got an interest in knowing how the process works in America? Head to the Amerika Haus Wednesday when Emira Habiby Browne, founder of the Center for the Integration and Advancement of New Americans in New York discusses immigrant integration in a post 9/11 environment.

Price: Free

Location: Amerika Haus, Karolinenplatz 3

Times: Wednesday, September 7, 7pm

Phone: 089 55 25 370

More Information: www.amerikahaus.de

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